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Course Details 

This course is a bespoke programme focused on raising aspirations about the possibilities of progressing to HE which provides a positive and realistic understanding of all key aspects to enable a clear decision alongside other options. 

The course will cover the following:

  • Welcome to higher education.
  • How higher education is structured.
  • Higher education challenges and concerns.
  • Structuring learning and independent research.
  • Applying for higher education and 1:1 careers guidance.
  • The reality of university life - including an expenses paid campus visit to Wolverhampton University.

Entry Requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK or EU for the past three years.
  • Proof of immigration status
  • Aged 19+





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The benefits of this course

Learning in a supportive environment away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement. 


All learning is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. You will be taught in a classroom situation with one to one, pairs and small group work, discussion and themed activities. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve. 

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Your individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress.  Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion.  The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.


A Wolverhampton University certificate of completion for students will be awarded to you at the end of the course, when you have achieved your learning outcomes. 

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

The Tutor will discuss next steps towards the end of the course and suggest further courses/qualifications that may be appropriate. 

We also have I.A.G qualified staff who could advise learners on progression and other opportunities.

Are there any costs?

There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority.

Equipment Required

You may wish to bring a note pad and pen/pencil. Any other materials you need for the course are provided by us.


This course runs for 6 weeks at 2.5 - 3 hours per session.